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bg
02-08-2005, 9:11 PM
Here it is. It's a sad day here in So Cal.
http://www.gunownersca.com/news/05/SGVGCart.htm

bg
02-08-2005, 9:11 PM
Here it is. It's a sad day here in So Cal.
http://www.gunownersca.com/news/05/SGVGCart.htm

schizrade
02-08-2005, 9:15 PM
Oh man. This sucks.

gunsmithcat
02-08-2005, 11:00 PM
damn it.
I thought the club owners were considering pushing through with a lawsuit if all else fails....

I hope this is still a possibility

dave3006
02-09-2005, 5:05 AM
The reason we lost is because we thought that stupid meeting meant something.

This fight was lost WAY before then.

The developers probably have an "in" with the council. They got the council to agree to let them build in the area. They gave the council money or special favors. Predictably, the residents complained about the noise. The council steps in and solves the problem. No more range. The developers get the profits from the building. The yuppies get houses. The council members get cash under the table. The gun owners get screwed.

Our side is clueless on how to fight these types of battles.

shooterx10
02-09-2005, 10:26 AM
That is total bull*****. When some scumbag developer tried to encroach on the Ben Avery Shooting Range near Phoenix, AZ people from ALL OVER THE STATE came in to show their support for that range. Since then, HB 2158 "the Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) Preservation Bill" was signed into law by Governor Janet Napolitano last year.

I guess that is the difference between this anti-gun bigot infested Commie State and Arizona. http://www.calguns.net/banghead.gif

Draven
02-15-2005, 2:18 AM
oh, AND Azusa gets somewhere to put the amphitheatre they are planning and already fishing for designs for...

(yes, they started talking about the amphitheatre BEFORE they 'decided' the fate of the gun range, and AFAIR one mention of it even described the range as a potential site...)

Since Sirhan Sirhan practised there, the place should be a historical site, right? They grant HS status for everything else...

shooterx10
02-15-2005, 9:58 AM
Does (or now did) the San Gabriel Gun Club sit on private or publicly owned land? If it sits on public land that is owned by the local government, this ruling could mean doom for similar ranges. Lake Chabot and Richmond Rod and Gun come to mind because both of those ranges sit on government land. And homes are encroaching ever so closer to Richmond Rod & Gun.

tcdrennen
02-15-2005, 3:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by shooterx10:
Does (or now did) the San Gabriel Gun Club sit on private or publicly owned land? If it sits on public land that is owned by the local government, this ruling _could_ mean doom for similar ranges. Lake Chabot and Richmond Rod and Gun come to mind because both of those ranges sit on government land. And homes are encroaching ever so closer to Richmond Rod & Gun. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

IIRC, the SGVGC is on leased private land; what the City did was rezone the land making it unusable for a gun range BUT making it suitable for a nice city amphitheater, for which the owner will get (a) a premium sale price or (b) a more profitable lease.

And to heck with those "gun nuts" - they don't vote in Azusa anyway.

The genius of it all was that the land was only annexed into Azusa a couple years back - it was unincorporated LA County before that.

Draven
02-15-2005, 3:48 PM
As evidenced by the SGVGC's address...
Its address is DUARTE, not Azusa.

Black_Talon
02-15-2005, 6:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Draven32:
As evidenced by the SGVGC's address...
Its address is DUARTE, not Azusa. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Per this post (http://calguns.net/groupee/forums?a=tpc&s=888602736&f=545600176&m=84510894811&r=45410545811#45410545811), in the original "SGVGC is closing" thread (http://calguns.net/groupee/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=888602736&f=545600176&m=84510894811&p=1), the gun club is on Azusa city property.

Draven
02-15-2005, 6:52 PM
The address on their site says Duarte.
I live in Duarte, and lived in Azusa for a year and a half.
But yeah, its technically unincorporated land that Azusa annexed just so they could build another subdivision on the 'nice' side of town. They could pretty much care less about their citizens that can't afford to live in gated subdivisions or might consider the need for a firearm for home protection, especially from the gangs running in the not-so-nice part of Azusa.
We can all hope that the subdivsion gets swallowed by a landslide or incinerated by a brushfire... if you've ever really looked at the subdivision in question, its in an area that is in danger of both. Its got a nice big hill right next to it, with lots of nice dry brown brush on it.